The Victorian government’s startup agency, LaunchVic, is on the hunt for investors to join it in a new angel network to back what it says is the state’s largest startup sector: healthtech. The plan follows through on the 2019 Angel Network report by Professor Josh Lerner, which recommended that LaunchVic establish sector specific angel networks… Read more »
Patient monitoring startup Digitology Healthtech raises $900,000 after the CEO used the medtech to save his own life
When Michael Koss landed in India last year to work on developing his joint venture Australian-Indian startup, Digitology Healthtech, little did he realise the important role the technology would play in his own health and saving his life. Koss is CEO of Health and Patient Services (HPS), which is developing the startup with Indian healthcare… Read more »
Startup Daily TV: Bootstrapped surgery training app ScrubUp is looking for investors and a hospital to trial its lifesaving healthtech
ScrubUp is a cloud-based surgical preparation app that bridges the gap between hands-on experience for nurses and brushing up on best practice procedures in their own time. Surgical nurse and educator Marrianne McGhee founded ScrubUp in 2016 and has taken the healthtech app global to help instruct surgical technicians and nurses on the correct preparation procedures… Read more »
While many businesses have been forced to close as part of social distancing measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus, one entrepreneur’s poison is another’s meat and alongside covering how to get through the next six months, and detailing what’s happening in small business land in our series “From The Frontline“, as well as recognising… Read more »
Coronavirus continues to drive sales into Asia and Europe for South Australian hi-tech x-ray manufacturer Micro-X. The Adelaide-based company reported to the ASX last week that sales of its flagship lightweight mobile x-ray machine had reached $1.8 million for the quarter with $1 million worth of sales in 20 days. With almost four weeks of… Read more »
Ever wondered what balance of exercise, sleep, food and work delivers the best outcomes for your physical and mental health? A team of scientists led by researchers in South Australia is embarking on a four-year study to find out. The international team will use 200,000 data sources from Fitbits, activity monitors and time-use surveys linked… Read more »
A 25-year-old University of New South Wales medical student who launched a medtech startup to solve the problem of finding patients for clinical trials has just raised $6 million in Series A less than a year after launching. Manuri Gunawardena (pictured) is founder and CEO of HealthMatch, which is a bit like Tinder for… Read more »
Startup accelerator BlueChilli is launching a healthtech accelerator in Singapore, giving the Sydney-based venture a permanent HQ in the city-state. Founder Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin has partnered with the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s development agency, Enterprise Singapore, to launch the accelerator with an eye to the fact that the US$6.3 billion invested in 2018… Read more »
Founded by 24 year old medical student and ex-cancer patient Nikhil Autar, the Sydney startup was born out of both Autar’s own experiences while sick, and those of friends he lost to illness.
Aiming to bridge the information gap for patients needing a specialist doctor is Patient Connector.
MyMedKit was founded with the aim of simpiifying healthcare. As founder Joe Zhou put it, “People should be able to access medicines while sick at home with a touch of a button.”
We had a chat with the Slingshot Accelerator and HCF teams about everything HCF Catalyst and what kind of Startups and Scaleups HCF and Slingshot are looking for.
HotDoc has raised $5 million in a Series B funding round led by Right Click Capital, with participation from existing backers including AirTree Ventures.
An aspect of hospital TV dramas that’s somewhat true to life is staff relying on pagers as a key mode of communication. Medtasker wants to update this.
TALI Health provides engaging software platforms and game-based apps to assess and treat core childhood difficulties, such as inattention, and improve cognitive and academic performance.